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The AVE: Connecting cities in Spain

Spain’s network of airports makes it easy to get around the country quickly, but for those who would rather avoid air travel without losing precious time, the AVE makes it possible. These high-speed trains travel at close to 200 miles per hour (310 km/h), so will get your group around the peninsula, quickly and comfortably. […]

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Extremadura: Jarramplas festival

Every January in Extremadura, residents fill the streets of Piornal, eager to punish Jarramplas. The fellow who plays this devil-like character wears a carefully padded suit beneath his costume of colorful fabric strips and a frightening mask – essential protection, since Jarramplas walks the streets and beats a drum while residents hurl armloads of turnips […]

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City Portrait: Avila

Sheltered by the Sierra Gredos Mountains of Castile-Leon is the stunning World Heritage City of Ávila. Behind its city walls lies a precious set of churches and Renaissance palaces, bearing evidence to the past wealth of the town. Being the birthplace of Saint Teresa of Jesus also marks the city, and there are many religious […]

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Cáceres: World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival

In the heart of Extremadura, there is an unforgettable place: Cáceres. The cobbled medieval streets of this small and lively city offer delightful surprises around every corner. This will be especially true during May of 2018, when the WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival returns to Cáceres with a stellar program of top […]

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Madrid in Dance

The Madrid en Danza International Dance Festival is an event of truly global scale that attracts numerous dance companies from all over the world. It encompasses the full range of dance styles, from classical to avant-garde, and a wide variety of national and international programmes. Of course, it also includes the best in Spanish and […]

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The Ronda Wine Route

The Ronda Wine Route is a unique way to get to know some less travelled areas in Andalusia. The route runs through the province of Malaga, covering the picturesque village of Ronda, which is filled with cultural, historic and gastronomic appeal. As travellers visit vineyards and bodegas (wineries), enjoying some of the finest wines of […]

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The Correfoc: a fiery celebration

In Catalonia and other regions of Spain, fire plays a powerful symbolic role in many traditional celebrations. Nowhere is this more evident than in a correfoc, translated literally (and very appropriately) as “fire run”. Not even the wildest imagination could conjure up a vision that matches the reality: an infernal procession of fire-breathing monsters and […]

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The season for wine tourism in Spain

Like its cuisine, the wine of Spain has achieved international acclaim for its superb quality and unique characteristics. Spanish wine producers wisely balance thousands of years of tradition and expertise with the most modern techniques. Spain’s ideal growing conditions – and its love of wine – have helped make it the third largest producer in […]

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City Portrait: Granada

At the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains lies one of Andalusia’s most beautiful and interesting cities: Granada. Internationally revered for its lavish Alhambra palace, Granada is filled with splendid Moorish architectural heritage – but there is much more to the city than what initially meets the eye. The city over the centuries Within the […]

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Flamenco at its finest: La Bienal 2018

Seville offers its visitors countless sights, sounds and experiences, but the Andalusian metropolis may be best defined by one thing in particular – the city lives and breathes flamenco music and dance. Not surprisingly, charismatic Seville hosts the world’s biggest flamenco event: La Bienal. As the name suggests, this three-week flamenco festival takes place every […]

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